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Stock, Bond Yields Suggest Equities Are a 'Buy'

Of course, there are concerns in the market, but I still recommend looking at some of the dividend-yielding stocks with a solid competitive position, strong balance sheet and competent management. I've created a screen based on stocks rated "buy" by TheStreet Ratings' quantitative equity model. For this screen, I've looked for companies with a yield equal to or higher than the S&P that have grown dividends paid over the past year, with a dividend payout ratio of less than 60% (meaning they have capital to reinvest in the business), with better than average returns on capital, and on solid financial ground.

Above are the top 20 names that bubbled to the top of the list. Most are stable, blue-chip-type names, so if you're looking for something more exciting, you may want to avoid these. Feel free to leave any comments.

>>To see these stocks in action, visit the 20 Top-Yielding, Top-Rated Stocks to Buy portfolio on Stockpickr.

Equity research manager Chris Stuart, CFA, joined TheStreet Ratings after working as a senior investment analyst with Merrill Lynch covering small-cap equity and alternative investment strategies. Prior to that, Stuart worked for One Beacon Insurance as an actuarial analyst and at H&R Block as a financial adviser. Stuart earned his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society (BSAS) and the CFA Institute.
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